Family Law Program Fellowships

Work alongside internationally-recognized family law faculty to explore the many faces of family law, help conduct research, plan events covering timely issues, and network with leading attorneys and policymakers.

1L Fellowships

Eligible applicants must be preparing to enter their first year in the JD program at the UO School of Law. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated interest in Family Law.



Must be an incoming 1L.

Award amount:

$5,000 ($2,500 awarded at the beginning of fall semester and $2,500 awarded at the beginning of spring term.)

How to Apply:

Applicants to the JD program may apply. Apply Here


Applications for fellowships are reviewed on a rolling basis until the fellowships are filled. Applications for fellowships may be submitted at the time you submit your application for law school. Finalists for fellowships will be interviewed either on campus or remotely. Admissions will notify you of your selection. All candidates will be notified when the process has been completed.


Fellows work with a faculty advisor to support the Family Law program research, administration, and event planning with respect to one of the following project areas:

Family law brings faculty and student together to work on legislative proposals and important legal issues that affect family life such as the following:

  • escaping from domestic violence
  • structuring same-sex relationships to ensure financial equity for both partners and protection for parent-child relationships that develop during the relationships
  • ending unfulfilling marriages and domestic partnerships in ways that are fair to both partners.
  • facilitating parenthood through adoption and reproductive technology